On arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal International Airport our guide and staff will receives you with traditional welcome. After knowing the staff of Himalayan Forever Treks, a short drive to your hotels. Located in the heart of a city within an exciting Thamel area, an interesting place where most good hotels and restaurants situated. Reaching at the hotel, check your lovely rooms, after getting refreshed join in for group briefing. Provided by your guide or Group Leader, offers useful and important information for Best of Bhutan Tour.
Morning after breakfast, our city and cultural guide receives you at the hotel for exciting tour. The drive leads in the heart of Kathmandu city, where interesting historical Durbar Square / Palace Courtyard located. The right spot to observe Nepalese cultures. Tour of ancient monuments listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, next tour takes you to old Swayambhunath Stupa of more than 2,600 years history. A Buddhist monument situated on a hillock west of Kathmandu city outskirt, the famous landmark of the country. From here back to hotel, afternoon at leisure and preparation for Best of Bhutan Tour.
Morning or afternoon, depending upon flight time for Paro, transfer to Kathmandu, Nepal’s international airport. Less than an hour panoramic, flight to land at Paro, Bhutan, on arrival after immigration, visa formalities. Our native Bhutanese guide receives you for short drive to the hotels in Paro, with afternoon free at leisure.
After breakfast, guide will take you a for full day tour of Paro, a major town of Bhutan with full of historical and cultural and heritage sites, visit of old ruined fort which was built to commemorate the victory over Tibetan invaders in 17th Century. The tour includes few hour hike to Taksing Monastery, the famous Tiger Nest, located on an overhanging cave, high above a rocky hill.
After an interesting of Druk Gyaldzong, late afternoon tour of National Museum which displays rich collections of fine arts weapons, tour continues to famous Taksing Monastery (Tiger's nest).
From here enjoy views of Paro and distance snow-capped peaks, after a wonderful time here descend by the same route to your hotel.
After an interesting time at Paro, morning two hours scenic drive to the capital of Bhutan in Thimphu, on reaching Thimphu check into a nice hotels, after lunch visit the memorial stupa, indigenous hospital, where traditional medicine is still practiced and the painting school.
After breakfast our guide will take you on tour of Memorial Chorten (temple) built in memory of the late 3rd King of Bhutan, visit of Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley offering a nice view of the valley, a short scenic drive for a visit of the largest and recently built statue of Buddha with wonderful view of entire Thimphu valley. Afternoon tour of traditional Hand Made Paper Mill, School of Arts and Crafts where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan, Folk Heritage Museum, National Library and the Traditional Institute of Medicine. Drive to the Zilukha nunnery to meet the nuns and interact with them.
After a pleasant stop in Thimphu and having breakfast, an interesting drive to Gangtey around Bhutan’s beautiful countryside towards high hills with lovely scenery of green landscapes and traditional villages. The drive ends reaching Gangtey, then check into a nice farm house for overnight stop.
The trek starts for a long day walk through farm fields and rural villages, the trail follows into lovely forest. After a pleasant scenic trek reaching Gogona village for overnight in the comfort of a nice cozy guesthouse / lodge.
At Gogona morning tour of interesting monastery, and then start morning for six hours walks. The trail climbs above Shobju La pass at 3,600 meters, the highest point of the journey. From the top enjoy grand vista of hills, valley with views of snowcapped peaks and head downhill. As walk leads to a wide valley towards Khoatokha village for overnight stop in another nice guesthouse / lodge.
From Khoatokha, morning walk leads on winding path into forest of rhododendron-magnolia-birch and pines trees. The trek follows through rural farm village at Wangdi Phodrang for overnight stop. Staying in a log cabin serves as guest house.
Our last day trek morning walk leads to a nice Chuzomsa village, after trekking past farm villages. Facing views of snow mountain range and cross over Tashi-la 2,780 m, a small pass then reaching Chuzomsa village. On ending the day walk at Chuzomsa village, taking an exciting drive to Thimphu. The ride completes after four hours of exciting drive reaching Thimphu for overnight stop.
Enjoy relaxing morning after a several day of walks and drives, explore the market of Thimphu. Afternoon drive to Paro and transfer to a nice hotel, rest of the day at leisure visiting the streets of lovely Paro town on last day in Bhutan.
As per flight time for Kathmandu or other respective destinations, transfer to Bhutan’s International airport at Paro. Then bid farewell to the Bhutanese guide and drivers, board in a national carrier or similar airlines for flight to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal International Airport Himalayan Forever Treks staff receives for transfer to your hotels.
Last day in Nepal and at Kathmandu, get ready for final departure as per your international flight time. Himalayan Forever Trek guide and staff transfer you to the airport. Bidding farewell to the guide and staff as you depart for homeward bound flight, after a wonderful experience on Best of Bhutan Tour.
Traveling in Bhutan controlled and restricted by the Government of Bhutan, visitors can enter only in group wise through proper Government registered travel agencies of Bhutan.
Our reliable Bhutan counterpart agents take care for your safe and secure travel, Bhutan Government allows foreign travelers to spend minimum of US$ 200 per day / per person to make the country sustainable form eco and friendly tourism by minimizing mass flow of tourist.
Bhutan, the land of Thunder Dragon a Buddhist religion with Tantric Buddhism country and the only Buddhist kingdom in this world, the peaceful environment and panorama of mountains with different monasteries are main attraction of Bhutan including its colorful festivals.
The spring from March and May, fall / autumn season September to November has good weather. December to February is winter and cold outside in morning and evening time but nice and sunny during day time. July and august is rainy season so expect rain but weather is unpredictable like other places in the world. If you go higher altitude is cooler and lower altitude is warmer in Bhutan. Due to mountains can enjoy nice breeze too. Most of the days are clear except monsoon and good for hiking.
Yes, can depart from Paro in Bhutan after completing the tour instead of flying back to Kathmandu, Nepal. From Paro can fly to other main cities in India to connect your international flight for homeward bound.
Bhutan due to its culture, religion and customs similar to Tibetan, so much of the main foods and cuisine are almost the same with few varied types of meals. It is always handy to carry dry food and biscuits or anything that can be brewed with hot water such as coffee and drinking chocolate.
No prohibition on still and video cameras, tape recorders or radios as long as they are registered with custom officials and are of personal use. Printed matters considered unsuitable by the Bhutanese Government are prohibited.
The national currency of Bhutan is the Ngultrum (Nu) and it currently trades at approximately Nu 43 to US $1.00. The three currencies accepted within Bhutan are the Ngultrum, the Indian Rupee and the US Dollar. There are two Banks in Bhutan. Bhutan National Bank Limited (BNB) Bank of Bhutan Limited (BOBL) Currencies accepted as foreign exchange within the banks. The Bhutanese currency pegged to the Indian rupee and thus trades with the currency. There are no coins, and you can expect to be handed wads of cash. The smallest note is for 1-ngultrum, worth only about $0.02 USD.